New Orleans and surrounding regions experienced extreme devastation from Hurricane Katrina, both in terms of lives lost and the lasting impacts of the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States. Katrina was supercharged by climate change and demonstrated the failure of systems to respond equitably—some were rescued, and some were not. Willie Jones III has seen these after-effects firsthand. Through Willie's work as a Green Infrastructure Technician with Groundwork New Orleans, he sees a tangible difference in providing essential services in stormwater management, access to renewable energy, and climate adaptation solutions, making New Orleans more resilient to climate impacts.
New Orleans: Episode #
— Tuesday, June 13, 2023